Dehradun: The Uttarakhand government on Monday ordered reshuffling of 11 senior officials, including eight IAS officers in the state.

Principal Secretary Vinit Kumar who is holding the post of forest and rural development commissioner, has been given the additional charge of home department, which was being looked after by Principal Secretary D K Kotia, said an official release here. Kotia, however, would continue to hold other responsibilities like Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, personnel and vigilance.

Principal Secreatary Om Prakash, who was holding the department of agriculture and revenue, has been given additional responsibility of disaster management.

Secretary Ajay Nabiyal has been relieved from the responsibility of secretariat administration. However, he would continue to hold other departments of child development and women empowerment and general administration.

The departments of disaster management, youth welfare and sports have been taken away from secretary R C Pathak, who has been given the new responsibility of secretariat administration.

Pathak would continue to hold the charge of rural engineering services as well as additional chief revenue commissioner. D S Garbyal, acting secretary, who is looking after the department of health and family welfare, has now been given the additional charge of acting secretary revenue.

Additional Secretary, finance, M C Joshi has been given the additional responsibility of staff officer to Chief Secretary. Additional Secretary Saujanya has been given the charge of finance department in addition to the responsibilities of commissioner tax and Joint Chief Electoral Officer.

Additional Secretary Damyanti Dohre has been relieved from the responsibility of minor irrigation and given the charge of milk and dairy development. She, however, would continue to hold animal husbandry and fisheries departments.

Additional Secretary A S Hayanki has been given the charge of minor irrigation in addition to his current responsibilities of drinking water, personnel, vigilance and good governance, corruption eradication and public service departments.

(Agencies)

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